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Bragg Cell Spectrum Analysers For Electronic Warfare (EW)
Author(s): Paul Gatenby; Roger Bowan; Max Buttinger; Nigel Crowther; Jeff Lewis
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Paper Abstract

Bragg cell spectrum analysers provide interception of simultaneous RF Si gnals over wide instantaneous bandwidths with 100% intercept probability. These properties make them attractive candidates for EW applications. Major issues currently being addressed by Marconi include dynamic range for single and multiple tones, miniaturisation and ruggedisation to meet stringent military specifications. This paper discusses these aspects with respect to both the power spectrum analyser (PSA) and the interferometric spectrum analyser (ISA). The discussion is illustrated by reference to Marconi 's range of Bragg cell receivers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1191, Optical Systems for Space and Defence, (1 April 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.969676
Show Author Affiliations
Paul Gatenby, Marconi Defence Systems (United Kingdom)
Roger Bowan, Marconi Defence Systems. (United Kingdom)
Max Buttinger, Marconi Defence Systems. (United Kingdom)
Nigel Crowther, Marconi Defence Systems (United Kingdom)
Jeff Lewis, Marconi Defence Systems (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1191:
Optical Systems for Space and Defence
Alan H. Lettington, Editor(s)

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